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Daily Archives: June 18, 2018

African agri-tech got $19 million in 2 years

African agri-tech got $19 million in 2 years

According to a recent industry report by Disrupt Africa, more than $ 19 million was invested in the agri-tech sector over the past two years. The report — Agrinnovating for Africa: Exploring the African — which tracks annual startup activities [...]

May 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Diamond Bank partners MTN, VISA, Microsoft, NIBSS, others to unveil TECHFEST

Diamond Bank partners MTN, VISA, Microsoft, NIBSS, others to unveil TECHFEST

Nigeria’s technology space is set to witness a game-changing experiential platform with the unveiling of TechFest by Diamond Bank Plc in partnership with MTN, Visa, Microsoft, NIBSS, Deloitte and Touche, Interswitch and Beat FM. Scheduled for Tuesday, 15 and Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at the Landmark Event Centre, Oniru, Lagos, [...]

May 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
4 ways to grow your small brand using the 2018 FIFA World Cup

4 ways to grow your small brand using the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Here are some ways brands can still leverage on the massive audience of the forth-coming FIFA World Cup in Russia to grow their brand. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
NIMC eyes massive rollout of e-ID cards by 2019 to drive financial inclusion

NIMC eyes massive rollout of e-ID cards by 2019 to drive financial inclusion

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has revealed plans to issue electronic identity cards (e-ID) to 70 million Nigerians in a bid to further boost financial inclusion drive. According to the Nigeria Communications Week, the issuance of the 70 million [...]

May 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria, and Africa by extension, may soon have its first blockchain technology incubator

Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading platform, Paxful, just recently announced a major expansion into Africa. Because of that, it would be launching a blockchain incubator in Lagos, Nigeria to help streamline operations. According to Bitsonline, the incubator is scheduled to launch in the fourth [...]

May 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Police finally identify those who stole Senate mace

Senate mace: The Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, CSP Sulu-Gambari Abdul, has blamed the April 18 invasion of the Senate and removal of its mace by hoodlums on internal conspiracy. Abdul made this claim during an investigative hearing [...]

May 10, 2018 Government and politics

I don’t owe Senate any apology – IG of Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said the Force does not owe any individual or group any apology in discharging its duties. Idris made this clear in a statement issued on his behalf by the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, [...]

May 10, 2018 Government and politics

Osinbajo: Most States Can’t Survive Without Federal Allocation

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that most states of the federation cannot survive without monthly allocations from the Federation Account. Speaking in Abuja yesterday at the 20th annual tax conference of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of [...]

May 10, 2018 Government and politics

2018 Budget to Be Passed May 16, Says Senate

2018 Budget to Be Passed May 16: The Senate has said the report of the N8.612 trillion appropriation bill will be considered and passed next week May 16, 2018, six months after it was laid by President Muhammadu Buhari.   [...]

May 10, 2018 Government and politics

Magu: How We Built New EFCC Hqtrs for N24bn

The Chairman of the Economic Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said the N24 billion used to build the agency’s new headquarters costs five times below the real property value. Magu stated this wednesday while fielding questions from journalists during [...]

May 10, 2018 Government and politics

Union seeks revival of Ajaokuta steel company to create jobs

The Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSAN) has urged the Federal Government to ensure timely completion of the Ajaokuta steel company, which has the capacity to generate direct 150,000 jobs. The Chairman of the Ajaokuta Steel Company [...]

May 10, 2018 Government and politics

Ebola outbreak triggers new directive on border control

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) ‎has directed the Ministry of Health to step up surveillance at the nation’s borders, following reports of a fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The outbreak [...]

May 10, 2018 Health issues

Government misses N3tr revenue on 2000 assets in FCT

The Federal Government is missing about N3 trillion revenue from about 2000 high profile property and lands in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) registered by corporate organisations. The revelation, which was a fallout of audit of assets in the FCT, [...]

May 10, 2018 Government and politics

Loan scheme beneficiaries laud Lagos government at fair

Beneficiaries of the Lagos State Employments Trust Fund (LSETF) loan scheme programme have commended the state government for supporting the Micro Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs). 25 beneficiaries of the LSETF were among the over 100 leading vendors that participated [...]

May 10, 2018 Government and politics

Rainstorm destroys 200 houses, 15 injured in Rivers

About 15 persons, including school pupils, were severely injured, while more than 200 houses got destroyed after a downpour was accompanied by heavy storm in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The incident has rendered many persons homeless as numerous sheets of [...]

May 10, 2018 General
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